Surge Delineation

On the occasion of a CD remastering pio-engineered by J. Slawney of monumental recordings by Friends of the House, an underground band in Ithaca NY during the late 1980s.Personnel: J. Slawney, bass and vocals and recording apparatus; Matthew T. Grant, guitar and vocals; Daniel L. Potter, drums... {irrelevant introductory…

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Dromomania: Reading Virilio

DROMOMANIA: READING PAUL VIRILIO Daniel L Potter, Comparative Literature, Cornell University Culture Industry Conference, Cornell University, 1987 I. Reading Paul Virilio on an airplane: contagious process, invasion, virus, illuminating contours of the now, hurtling through the medium of the message. Contour though lacks the quality of motion that Virilio wants…

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through the great divide

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Wounded Time : On Sans Soleil

Ancient, Periodically Dusted Viewing Notes On Sans Soleil Rien ne distingue les souvenirs des autres moments: ce n'est que plus tard qu'ils se font reconnaître, à leurs cicatrices." – Chris Marker, La Jetée "History is essentially longitudinal, memory essentially vertical. History essentially consists of passing along the event. Being inside the…

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Open at Random Page

"The Infinite Energy is always present awaiting use, but does not act in the Life of an individual except under Conscious Command. There does come a time in the progress of the individual, when things act so instantaneously that it seems to be automatic, but it really never is. There…

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Radio Gnome

In loving memory of Daevid Allen, the Guru of Gong... http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/frickes-picks-radio-remembering-daevid-allen-the-guru-of-gong-20150313…

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sudden peace

for mm naxos they gather at the nexus when the bar spills them out on the street of island number two already it is over poignant he is smitten and must let her go off with another after days of skin her aroma her rose between two dreams walking his…

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Handshake

Ladoni (Palms) - Artur Aristakisyan "…inspiring, for Aristakisyan has fashioned a transcendent vision of light, a parable, a manifesto, a desperate poetic paen to these invisible people, and to the dramatic density of their lives." [Sight & Sound] The Lens in the Palms, The Roots of Ill Got to see…

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DocuMemory

Aberrant Genres The specter of objectivity: documentary norms and their aberrations Subject-object reversals Multiple voiced documentary: Trinh T. Minh-ha, Naked Spaces Cinéma-vérité as the truth of cinema Reverse Ethnography: Jean Rouch, Les Maîtres Fous Native Informants and knowledge-power relations in ethnographic film Spectator-end authorship Media recycling and culture jamming The…

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Flipsides of Western Speed

BERLINALE 1994: Flipsides of Western Speed: Abjection, Rust and Rain Returning to Berlin after the wall, after the fall of the GDR, flying through time and space to reach the destination of more travels, film journeys through the wealth of images, imaginaries and sound gardens that only an international film…

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